Ariana Grande and Starbucks announce new drink the Cloud Macchiato

5 March 2019, 14:14

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

Ariana Grande and Starbucks is already the standout collab of 2019...

Ariana Grande never fails to impress us. Over the course of the past year, she has not only released two Number 1 albums (if you've not listened to thank u, next and Sweetener yet, what are you doing with your life?!) and also took home her first ever Grammy award (Sweetener won Best Pop Vocal Album at the ceremony). Not to mention, she's broken numerous records week after week.

Ariana Grande has rewritten the rules of pop with 'thank u, next'

However, Ariana is now venturing into entirely new territory. The 25-year-old is no stranger to projects outside of music (all of her fragrances are iconic) but this new collaboration sound like it could be one of her best yet. People have made countless Starbucks jokes about Ariana's surname ever since her career began and now she is getting the last laugh by working with them.

What is Ariana Grande doing with Starbucks?

Ariana Grande Starbucks drink: Cloud Macchiato
Ariana Grande Starbucks drink: Cloud Macchiato. Picture: Jim Spellman/WireImage via Getty Images // @ArianaGrande via Twitter Starbucks

Yesterday (Mar 4), Starbucks mysteriously tweeted "☁️☕️☁️... 💚" and then shortly afterwards, Ariana not only retweeted it but she also tweeted "🌫☕️☁️🖤.... @starbucks 3/5". Of course, Ariana is no stranger to tweeting these sorts of emojis but given the shoutout to Starbucks and the date, fans were quick to speculate that she may be collaborating with the company.

The mysterious original Ariana and Starbucks tweets.

And now Starbucks have revealed that they have launched a new drink called the Cloud Macchiato with the help of the star. According to the coffee chain, the new drink "combines the craft of Starbucks espresso, the heritage of Starbucks Caramel Macchiato (created in 1996) and the innovation of Starbucks Cold Foam, an airy microfoam frothed cold and blended until smooth, creating layers of creamy texture and flavor, without the cream."

Better yet, the Cloud Macchiato will be a permanent item on the Starbuck's menu in participating U.S. and Canada stores. Not only that but it comes in caramel and cinnamon flavours both iced and hot. Starbucks said in their statement "This newest beverage draws inspiration from the leche merengada, or 'meringue milk,' a summer drink from the cafés of Barcelona, Spain that dates back centuries."

Ariana has now taken to Twitter to promote the drink.

Ariana is yet to publicly discuss her involvement with the drink but, according to Business Insider "Starbucks plans to debut a playlist featuring Grande's songs and some of her favourite music on Saturday, as well as a playlist for International Women's Day on Friday." Documents about how Ariana is involved have also leaked on Twitter.

This is how Ariana is reportedly involved.

Iconic. Now if they could make this drink available worldwide that would be awesome.

What do you think? Will you try the Cloud Macchiato?